all photos by zimbio.


beauty queen: emmy awards

here’s how to nab our 5 favorite looks.

by liza darwin

Usually one Beauty Queen a day is enough. But considering last night's Emmy Awards was filled with makeup, hair, and nails that we want to copy--


--there's no point in having to choose just one favorite when you can have them all.

We've narrowed down our top beauty looks to the ones below, and got the scoop from the experts behind them on how to score them for ourself. So whether you're obsessed with Zooey Deschanel's manicure, Sarah Hyland's dark lip, or Kate Mara's slick hair, get the step-by-step guide here and click through the gallery to see them all up close. The 2013 Emmys beauty school is now in session!

Kate Mara's Hair:

To show off Mara's new bob, she and her stylist Alex Pollilo went for a sleek, glossy 'do. 

1. Start with wet hair and apply

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Mega Firm Hold Gel.

Comb through evenly, then create a deep diagonal side part.

2. Using a flat brush and a blowdryer on a medium setting, brush hair flat to the head and then follow with heat from the dryer.

3. Spray

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extra Firm Hold Hairspray

from the roots to the length  (you can also run a flat iron through if your ends flip out). Finish the whole look with

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extreme Smooth Combing Crème


Zooey Deschanel's Nails:

Deschanel and the man behind her manicure, Tom Bachik, went for a geometric-inspired checkerboard look with teeny mustaches on her thumbs. See the close-up version


1. Apply

L’orealParis Colour Riche Nail in I Will!

to all nails. Then, draw a plus sign on the nail to divide it into four quarters.

2. Apply

L’oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail in After Hours

to create the checkerboard pattern in a reverse pattern from finger to finger.

3. Using the back of a makeup brush for a tip, paint on tiny dots for to create the 3D textured sequin effect.

4. Spin the brush of the After Hours shade on thumbs to create a tiny mustache.

Michelle Dockery's Perfect Skin:

Makeup artist Jordan Long wanted to keep the focus on Dockery's perfect, porcelain complexation--we don't blame her one bit.

1. Prep face with moisturizer, eye cream and lip balm.

2. Apply fine layer of

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

in Soft Ivory using a damp sponge. Use

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

to cover dark circles.

3. Mix 

Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour

in Oleander with

Secret Brightener

, then brush onto the apples of the cheeks. 

4. Next, she applied a light dusting of

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder

on the t-zone before layering the Oleander blush on top.

Allison Williams' Shimmery Smokey Eye: 

Makeup artist Julie Harris played into Williams' all-American beauty with a subtle take on the smokey eye.

1. Dab 

Cargo HD Picture Perfect Eye Shadow Primer

, then apply

Flower Color Play Crème Eyeshadow in Orchid-Ing Around

on the lids and under the lower lash line to achieve a soft smokey eye. Set it with

Cargo Eye Shadow in Pasadena


2. Apply a light coat of

Cargo OneBase

to conceal dark areas, then conceal the under eyes with

Cargo Jet Lag


3. Highlight the inner corners, brow bone and cheekbone with

Cargo ColorStick

in Champagne.

4. Apply a very thin black line of

Cargo TexasLiner

close to the lash line, then apply two generous coats of

Cargo TexasLash Mascara

on the top and bottom lashes

Sarah Hyland's Berry Lip: 

Hyland and Allan Avendano went for Gatsy-inspired Old Hollywood glam, with bold oxblood lips front and center.

1. Layer 

Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in Wanted Red.

2. Swipe on a coat of

Elegant Brown

on top in order to create a deep burgundy shade. 

Kate Mara.

Zooey Deschanel.

Michelle Dockery.

Allison Williams.

Sarah Hyland.